people think YOU rip on Obama!?!
Here’s a brief summation
of my recent reporting:
If we continue to let our
politicians and wealthy members of society live in comfort,
free from the consequences of
their actions, we are complicit in our own demise.
Our country is so overrun with
corruption, we cannot remain passive and expect things to get any
The economy is propped up by
smoke and mirrors and will inevitably collapse.
Without immediately breaking up
the banks and holding the thieves accountable,
we will continue on our
downward spiral with increasingly severe and devastating consequences.
These are extremely unpleasant
truths that we are now forced to confront. We have to act now.
If you are not calling for
revolution or organizing, you are either unaware of what’s happening
horribly naïve or a
In response to statements like those above, I’ve been exchanging emails
with colleagues (journalists and
news editors) who have become “uncomfortable” with my reporting style
and been saying some variation
of the following: “You’re being too radical. This is too extreme for us
While I appreciate their opinions, I want to make something 100% clear.
I am fully aware that these words
are harsh, and may turn off some people. However, in extreme times,
telling the truth will make you sound extreme.
Ultimately, I don’t mind if you think I sound “too extreme,” I don’t
care if I make people “uncomfortable,” or if,
in your opinion, I’ve become “too radical.” Try telling that to the 52
million Americans who are now living in poverty.
Tell that to the millions of American families who have lost their
homes and jobs. Tell that to the 59 million people
who can’t afford health insurance. Tell that to the overwhelming
majority of the population who are stressed out,
living paycheck to paycheck, buried in debt they will never get out of
and desperately struggling to make ends meet.
Try telling that to all the people who have emailed me explaining their
dire situations due to this economic crisis.
Tell that to all the people I personally know who have taken major pay
I will not participate in the journalism of appeasement.
What has to happen for you to stop being a status quo supporting
naïve journalist and realize that we are
in the middle of a war? More accurately, it is a slaughter. An all-time
I refuse to “normalize the unthinkable.”
Here’s a list of stats that I am sure you are already extremely sick of
hearing, what we have already
passively accepted as “the new normal,” some new ALL-TIME RECORDS for
· 3 million
families foreclosed upon;
· 30 million people
in need of employment;
· 43 million people
on food stamps;
· 52 million people
· 59 million people
· 239 million
living paycheck to paycheck;
· $144 billion in
Wall Street bonuses;
· $13 Trillion in
investible wealth within 1% of US population.
Ask yourself this question: How sick and depraved of a society do you
have to live in to get an outcome like this?
We now have the highest and most severe inequality of wealth in the
history of the United States.
We have witnessed an economic shock and awe campaign, acts of financial
terrorism have improvised
tens of millions of people and put our future prospects in an urgently
dire situation. We know who is
responsible for it, yet nothing is done to hold them accountable, and
most astounding of all, the people
responsible for this (a financial terrorism network) are still in power!
This is the largest criminal racket in world history. We need
prosecutions under the Racketeer Influenced
and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, right now!
Another important point in response to emails that I get: when I write
that Obama is a puppet, some people
still get upset with me. Are you kidding me? What kind of president
allows this to happen without holding
people accountable? What kind of president allows our tax dollars to be
taken and handed out as all-time
record-breaking bonuses while we have an all-time record-breaking
number of people living in poverty?
What kind of president puts career-long preeminent economic
imperialists Tim Geithner and Larry Summers
in charge of our economy, and supports Ben Bernanke’s reconfirmation as
Fed Chairman? This is all absurd
and inexcusable! These three people would be in prison if we lived in a
nation ruled by law.
Obama is a bullshit artist - Period, Full
This is a quintessential banana
republic ruled by a puppet president.
If that truth is too much for you to handle, stop reading this right
and go retreat into your “reality TV” world while you still can.
Let me defer to Senator Bernie Sanders. He recently said what I’ve been
screaming about and gave us
one of those very rare moments when truth was actually spoken on the
“There is a war going on in
this county and I’m not referring to the war in Iraq or the war in
I’m talking about a war being
waged by some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in this
against the working families of
the United States of America, against the disappearing and shrinking
middle class of our country.
The reality is that many of the
nation’s billionaires are on the war path. They want more, more, more.
Their greed has no end, and
apparently there is very little concern for our country or for the
this country if it gets in the
way of the accumulation of more and more wealth, and more and more
Today… the crooks on Wall
Street… the people whose actions, illegal actions, reckless actions,
in millions of Americans losing
their jobs, their homes, their savings… After we bailed them out, the
are now earning more money than
they did before the bailout…. While the middle class of this country
and the rich become much
richer… the United States now has, by far, the most unequal
distribution of income
and wealth of any major country
When we were in school, we used
to read the text books which talked about the banana republics in Latin
about countries in which a
handful of people owned and controlled most of the wealth in those
Well, guess what? That is
exactly what is happening in the United States today.”
What will it take to make you understand this? Don’t you get it? This
is a war! This is a mass slaughter carried out
by economic policy. This is the elimination of the existence of a
middle class. These are financial terrorists committing
crimes against humanity. Our country is being attacked! My family is
under attack! My child is under attack! I am under attack!
We are under attack!
I know that TV news propaganda confuses people, but on a basic and
profound level, whether people want to
admit it or not, the overwhelming majority of the population knows that
our nation has been taken over by a
global banking cartel. We know
that our future has gone up in flames. We know that both political parties have
been paid off and don’t represent us. If the politicians don’t
drastically change course and start representing
the people, we have a duty, a Constitutional commitment and obligation
to launch a revolution.
If you are not calling for revolution or organizing, you are either
unaware of what’s happening around you,
horribly naïve or a fascist sympathizer. If we continue to let our
politicians and wealthy members of society
live in comfort, free from the consequences of their actions, we are
complicit in our own demise.
Our country is so overrun with corruption, we cannot remain passive and
expect things to get any better.
The economy is now propped up by smoke and mirrors and will inevitably
collapse. Without immediately
breaking up the banks and holding the thieves accountable, we will
continue on our downward spiral with
increasingly severe and devastating consequences. These are extremely
unpleasant truths that we are now
forced to confront. We have to act now.
People who still delude themselves into apathy by clinging to the
belief that giving trillions of dollars to the banks
had to be done, are buying into a baseless propaganda line. Use your
commonsense. What kind of fool would think
that the best way to solve the economic crisis would be to give
trillions of dollars to the people who are most
responsible for causing it. That is absurd! Instead of holding them
accountable for the crimes they committed,
they were given trillions in taxpayer funds which they used to further
consolidate power and give themselves
all-time record-breaking bonuses - and they deliberately impoverished
tens of millions of people in the process.
People are either confused as to what happened or they are in denial
and afraid to confront the colossal crime
committed. Whatever the case may be, there is no escaping the
consequences. The implications are staggering.
If you think it’s been bad over the past two years, get ready, you
haven’t seen anything yet.
So are we going to start fighting back, or should I just move my family
to another country? Most everyone who
understands our economic and political situation are having this debate
now and contemplating moving outside
the country. Is that what we should do? Should we just leave the
country and let it collapse?
Those who are aware have reached the point where our survival instinct
is kicking in. Fight or flight?
I’m ready to fight, but I’m not ready to fight a losing battle. We all
need to do what is best for our family.
Are you with me? Or should I start packing now?
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